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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Open Space

Liberty state park, golf course and Craven Point

Editorial: Liberty State Park is not for sale. At any price.

STAR-LEDGER - For four decades, the folks who value Liberty State Park have fought off repeated attempts to ram some commercial [go to article]
Menantico Creek preserve, NJCF

New Jersey to buy 1,400-acre farm in historic conservation deal

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has announced "one of the most [go to article]
golf

Billionaire pushes for golf course expansion into Liberty State Park despite proposed ban

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The billionaire owner of a New Jersey golf club for millionaires still has his sights set on expanding [go to article]

Trust board approves $188 million for parks, farms, historic sites

GARDEN STATE PRESERVATION TRUST - The board of the Garden State Preservation Trust approved $188 million for a vast array of projects to acquire or develop facilities [go to article]
video

A New Jersey city reuses abandoned industrial sites to capture stormwater

YALE CLIMATE CONNECTIONS - In Camden, New Jersey, stormwater and sewage run through the same pipes, so when heavy rain hits, the system can overflow [go to article]
Farmland in Kingwood, NJ

433 farms, 33K acres, $285 million. Hunterdon has preserved more farms than any other...

CAROLINE FASSETT / NJ.COM - In the four decades New Jersey has set aside funds for farmland preservation, one county, Hunterdon, has led the way in preservation [go to article]
New Jersey Meadowlands

Look past the swamp, dumps and American Dream mall. This is the Meadowlands.

ALLISON PRIES / NJ.COM - Ask any number of people in New Jersey 'what are the Meadowlands?' and you'll probably get as many different answers [go to article]
Bucks Cove Natue Preserve, Rancocas Conservancy

Rancocas Conservancy acquires 200-acre property in Pemberton Township

DAVID LEVINSKY / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - The nonprofit Rancocas Conservancy has purchased a former blueberry farm for preservation as a public nature preserve [go to article]
Crystal Springs Preserve, Highlands, wetlands

New law simplifies how state allocates funds to preserve open space

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bipartisan bill that determines how the state will allocate constitutionally dedicated funds [go to article]
Burlington Island

Trash and treasure: Historic Burlington Island is ready for a comeback — but first...

HENRY SAVAGE / PHILLY.COM - Just off the coast of Burlington City, in the middle of the Delaware River with a view of the Burlington Bristol Bridge, sits a 400-acre treasure [go to article]

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